Ukulele Jam Info Page

Welcome

Hi there! Great to have you here, and can’t wait to see you at our next jam!

I currently host an online ukulele jam 1st Saturdays, 1-2:30pm PT, live on Zoom. Fingers crossed for in person jams here in Portland, OR, beginning again in 2023…

Each jam, we play songs out of a common songbook. You can download (and print, if you like) the latest version below. Sometimes, I’ll include extra song charts for a special / themed jam — scroll down for details regarding our jam, and for the “archives” from past jams, as well.

Jams are free and open to all. If you’re able to offer a donation, teaching music is my livelihood, so I am very grateful! Here are some ways you can donate:

  • Via credit card or Paypal on my website: donate to the Zoom jam here
  • Venmo me @averyhillstudio
  • Send me a check, made out to “Avery Hill”, at: Avery Hill, PO Box 40073, Portland OR 97240.

THANK YOU!

Upcoming Jams

Saturday, 1/7/23 – Happy New Year Jam!

  • 1-2:30pm PT on Zoom (check your time zone here)
  • CLICK HERE to join the meeting at that time.
  • If you need it: Meeting ID: 892 8909 4832 / Password: 872673

Jam Songbook

Our 2023 Songbook is HERE! Download your PDF below:

For those who work from printed pages, here is a Booster pack with newly added songs and a current Table of Contents so you know which songs are included:

IMPORTANT NOTE: I try to keep our jam book to around 100 pages. As I add new songs on, I temporarily retire others. For those who have a printed jam book, here are the song to take off the roster for now:

  • Across the Great Divide
  • Cold Cold Heart
  • Color Him Father
  • Don’t Come Home A Drinkin
  • Don’t Let It Trouble Your Mind
  • Hallelujah
  • Honky Tonk Angels
  • I Can’t Help But Wonder
  • I Ride an Old Paint
  • Leavin’ on a Jetplane
  • Morning Dew
  • Please Don’t Bury Me
  • Rainbow
  • Red River Valley
  • Silver Threads and Golden Needles
  • Time for Us to Leave Her

Practice Videos

You may find there are some tough songs in our Jam Songbook! These typically involve difficult chords and/or more intricate chord progressions. However, I’ve chosen each song for the consistency of patterns used, so that each song is not greatly different from the rest. That said, we can all use some guidance and extra support as we practice some tougher songs. I’ll be posting practice videos for some songs from our 2023 Jam Songbook here soon …

Jam Archives

December 3, 2022 – Holiday Jam

I made some updates to the 2022 Holiday Jam Songbook here:

For those who print out their songbooks, take note of significant changes to Silent Night (Instrumental) on p. 24, Songbird (new key!) on p. 26 and White Wine in the Sun on pp. 31-32.

Click below for tutorials / practice videos I made for some of the songs we played together:

November 5, 2022 – “Dia de los Muertos” Jam

Download the *FINAL UPDATE* of Day of the Dead Jam Songbook here:

Click below for tutorials / practice videos I made for some of the songs we played together:

June 18, 2022 – Pride Jam Practice Videos!

To prepare for our PRIDE JAM, feel free to click below for practice videos / original recordings to help familiarize you with any tunes you don’t know:

March 19, 2022 – Women’s History Month

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